Get a better understanding of the Māori Language Free Māori Language Lessons providing the basics in Te Reo Māori
The basis of this section is to provide Māori phrases for you to learn and practice. It is hoped that the variations of phrases you see here can be expanded by you as you increase your vocabulary and assist you in using Māori in many everyday situations.
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Greetings - Mihi There are many greetings or mihi used in Māori. Here are some that are commonly used.Click Here
Questions/ Answers - He Patai/ He Whakautu Various common questions and answers you can use in a variety of situations.Click Here
Numbers - Ngā Tau In this section you will learn to count in Māori.Click Here
Colours - Ngā Tae Learn about the various colours in Māori.Click Here
Commands - He Tono Various commands that you can use in different situationsClick Here
Place Names of New Zealand - Ingoa Wāhi o Aotearoa Aotearoa - New Zealand Māori placenames and how to pronounce them.Click Here
Proverbs - Whakatauki We have added a section of Māori proverbs or whakatauki that you can learn and use.Click Here
50 Māori words every New Zealander should know Here are the 50 Māori words every New Zealander should know. If you don't know them, you should get to learn them.Click Here
Weather Phrases and descriptions of things to do with the Weather and seasonsClick Here
Months of the Year - Ngā Marama o te Tau Months of the year. There are two versions here - transliterations which were used in the past and are still common with some people and more recent versions now commonly used.Click Here
Babies - Ngā Pēpe If you are learning to talk to your baby in Māori this is a great place to start.Click Here
Compass Points - Ngā Hau e Whā North, South, East or WestClick Here